May 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm #1302532
Has anyone used them? Yes, they are expensive. I'm thinking about getting a pair of climbers or slim dungarees as hybrid hiking/urban pants. They are the only nylon pants I have found that actually look nice and would fit my body type well.
How durable are they? I wouldn't want to buy them unless they were well made and pretty bombproof. I don't mind the investment but they would need to last longer than most other hiking pants in rough use to justify the cost.May 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm #1983179
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
I don't believe there are any BPL members from Bushwick who can comment on Outlier pants.May 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm #1983181
What's a Bushwick?May 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm #1983185
Ken T.BPL Member
Hipsterville.May 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #1983202
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Scratch that. Pricing on Outlier pants have gone up into the stratosphere, Williamsburg is a safe bet.
Only ribbing you Justin.
I have no idea if they're any good, but on paper they look like they fit the bill.
Eddie Bauer "Uprising" jeans.May 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm #1983208
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Lulz…the entire homepage has a bunch of images "removed at legal request"
I wanted to see just how "hipster" they were based on Eugene's allegations. Well they were formed in Brooklyn when a barista introduced Abe and Tyler to each other who were working on perfecting commuter biking clothes… The company's logo and name (black swan and outlier respectively) are also taken directly from Taleb and Gladwell books (authors focused on topics of exception, the rare and unique, just like every Hipster views themselves).
Wow…the clothes actually looks legit on paper but not worth the price. And I have moral issues supporting multilayered irony or allusion thats so obvious you don't even need the "ous."May 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm #1983214
Yeah, the website reeks of hipsterness. I just like the fit of the pants. But I have a hard time trusting a fashion company to make something that will last.May 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm #1983226
Grzegorz PrzeorskiBPL Member
They are expensive because they are made in America of Swiss woven fabric. I have Woolbacks OG and some others that I don't remember the name. Both made of Schoeller with Nano treatment. Very well made and very stretchy and so far extremely durable. (The Climbers were too slim for me). I'm almost sixty and more of the redneck than hipster. Also I rather support local guy than 83 billionaires in Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party.May 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm #1985002
I think I will try out the nyco slims as dry weather pants. They are polycotton and made from the same stuff as the m-65 military jackets. Should be very durable if made well. And they are only $98 which isn't bad at all, if they turn out to be durable.May 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm #1985131
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
My son-in-law in LA owns a post production studio (Cinelicious) and he is THE "metrosexual" hipster if I ever saw one – skinny jeans, 2 day beard and all.
I'll send him the link to Outlier. He would get it.Dec 22, 2015 at 10:50 am #3371808
@traumaheadLocale: Cen Cal
Any chance anyone has a pair of Slim Dungarees or Climbers? Just wondering on the weight. Been on the look out for slim pants and I keep coming back to Outlier.Dec 24, 2015 at 3:39 am #3372161
Lachlan FyshBPL Member
I own a pair of each, bought just for general life and travel, but I have hiked a little in both. Both are quite warm, the SDs did well in freezing temps in the snow… Could not use in the summer.
Great pants for non-hiking though and US made of good fabrics, I’ll be back to outlier again because I’m trying buy less but higher quality clothes for day to day and I’ll pay the premium to know I’m not funding sweatshops.
SD kills the climbers though in durability and looks, but not quite as stretchy… Think they’re a tiny bit lighter also, but I’ve never weighed as I’m definitely not taking them if I’m counting grams (not that light). Can weigh when I’m home in a few days, PM me if I forget.Dec 24, 2015 at 10:36 am #3372222
@bulwyfLocale: West TX
I was honestly giving thought to trying out a pair of their New Way Shorts. Yes they’re expensive but it looks like I could use them just about anywhere including for swimming, hiking and travel. I really dig that they don’t look overly tactical, REI or cargo-y.Dec 24, 2015 at 11:40 am #3372237
ben .BPL Member
i used the climbers for a week in the sierra this september. they were perfect for me.Aug 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm #3421204
Richard ScottBPL Member
Thought I’d add some useful info on outlier stuff, I own a pair of slim dungarees and climbers
the slim dungarees are tough , have some stretch and the 3xdry dwr actually works and lasts, and they look like jeans but a bit slimmer
The climbers are even better , I bought them because they are made from schoeller dryskin , which is the best softshell fabric in my opinion. They are very stretchy, breathable and can withstand showers. They are quite smart and ideal for work , and if it rains on my lunch break its no problem , I can still go for a walk.
I used to own a pair of mountain equipment mountaineering trousers , made of the same material , and mammut also use the material in there BASE jump trousers, it’s great stuff.
the only down side is you can’t really use outlier clothing for mountain climbing as they taper in the lower leg – so you would have to tuck them in your boots , and rain would just run down into them
would be fine with climbing shoes or hiking shoesAug 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm #3421221
Marc DalessioBPL Member
Isn’t there a company in Portland doing jeans with the same Schoeller fabric? They might have a better cut.
They get good reviews for bombproofness, but they’re quite expensive as well. (I’ve tried neither, just for the record.)
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